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Web News: Confidentiality guidance: let us know your views by 19 February

04 February 2016

We have reviewed our confidentiality guidance and would love to hear your views on our proposed changes.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Thursday 21 January from 18:00 to 19:45

21 January 2016

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Press Release: Niall Dickson to step down as Chief Executive of the General Medical Council at the end of 2016

19 January 2016

Niall Dickson has announced his decision to step down at the end of 2016 as Chief Executive and Registrar of the GMC, after seven years in the role.

Web News: Medical register gets a revamp to include more information.

18 January 2016

New information about doctors has been added to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) register, making it more useful for its millions of users.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to the BMA's announcement about the decision to hold industrial action in January and February.

05 January 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that, following three weeks of discussions over the proposed new junior doctors contract, it intends to hold four days of industrial action in January and February.

Press Release: New power for GMC to appeal tribunal decisions

31 December 2015

From today the General Medical Council has been given the power to challenge decisions of the tribunals that hear cases against doctors who are alleged to have breached GMC standards.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to ministerial statement on professional regulation

17 December 2015

We have responded to a Written Ministerial Statement on the Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals, issued this morning.

Press Release: GMC increases ARF by £5 but freezes fees for doctors in training

14 December 2015

The annual fee paid by doctors to stay licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will increase by £5 next year from £420 to £425. For doctors who are registered without a licence the fee will rise by £2 to £152.

Press Release: Revalidation is on track, says GMC Chair

09 December 2015

The General Medical Council (GMC) is on track to revalidate the vast majority of licensed doctors who were in practice at the time it began three years ago.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to fatal accident inquiry report

07 December 2015

The findings of a fatal accident inquiry conducted by Sheriff John Beckett have been published.